It feels like an awfully long time since I showed you a block from my "A Family Gathering" quilt. Truth be told, I got a little stuck on the block called Family Tree and it disappeared for a little while into the "too hard" basket that sits on the side of my desk :) Awful place, that basket....some items never emerge from there!
First let me show you my version...
...and here is the version from the book by Anni Downs...
I was never going to stitch my actual Family Tree...the branches would be all over the place! (my family is quite complicated, to say the least!) I couldn't decide what I was going to stitch instead, though.
After a few months of pondering (these things take time) I used a design that I created for my 38 Squares stitchery project a couple of years back...the tyre swing hanging from a big old tree :)
Of course, the original stitchery only measured one inch square, so I had lots of room to add cute details to this larger version, like birdie beaks and silver chain and the verse, which is one of my favourites :)
Now that this project has made it out of that dreaded "too hard" basket, I have some catching up to do!